The Diplomat Hotel
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... way and the ride back to the hotel went without a hitch. We contacted Tom Taffel our cruise director at the opera that night to get directions to the Corinthia Hotel. The opera house was beautiful. Before we sat down we saw Maria Pitcairn and she was shocked to see Sheila and me, not knowing that we had scheduled the cruise. The opera was La Rondine by Puccini in concert style and it was very good. ...
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... shops and at the markets on the street. It's a very pretty city and the buildings are amazing. We decide we'll do a pub crawl tomorrow night so we go to a little bar off the main street to have a drink instead. It's crazy to see that people are smoking inside. There are actually quite a few places with people smoking inside in Prague. After our drink, we wander back to the room. It's getting late and we're both feeling tired (and cold). We wake up to our alarm as we had planned ...
... did a bit more shopping as we made our way across the river to the Mysteries Museum of Prague. It was all about the hauntings and ghosts and very eerie. We wanted to do a haunted walk but by the end of the night our feet did not! Walking on all these cobblestones is tough work! As we walked back across the bridge and admired the statues and various artists selling their wares we came to the Museum of Medieval ...
... did not expect how bad they actually were. We got settled and in bed by about half 12ish even though the Italians were still smoking in the room (it's banned) and walking around pretty much naked shouting about random shiz. By half 1 they had got in bed but then the couple started having a screaming match. I felt so sorry for these two Chinese people in the beds next to mine as they had to be up early. I think they must have been pretty ****** off as at about 2 the Chinese ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Diplomat Hotel Prague
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Diplomat Hotel Prague
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of January 2005 and were more than happy with our choice. Getting from the airport couldn't be easier, you just catch the 119 bus from outside the airport terminal and it terminates right outside the hotel. Buy a cheap travelcard from the airport which covers you for all transport including buses, trams, the metro and even the funicular up Petrin Hill.
Nice but not near the city center
The rooms were nice but not near the city center. We changed hotels after the first night.
Stayed for 2 nights at this hotel, staff more than helpful. When leaving airport take bus number 119 and this will drop you wright outside the Diplomat hotel, and on return the bus for the airport is just across the street, very reasonable about Pound return. The hotel is also close to the underground station, and only 3 stops to Prague old town which takes 5 minutes. There is a lovely little local bar across the street which does good food very reasonable and inexpensive worth a visit for supper, and night cap, which will not break the bank
I stayed at this hotel for three nights and was impressed. Rooms were spacious, nicely furnished and very clean. Buffet breakfast had a huge selection of great food.
The hotel is located right next to the metro station, making it very convenient. As well, bus 119 from the airport drops you off right in front of the hotel. I booked this hotel for under $100 per night and I thought it was a fair price.
Drawbacks, the fitness center/sauna seen in the description costs 400 Kc/per day ($18) to use, which I found a little bit ridiculous. Also, hotel staff seems very indifferent, but I guess that is not unusual for a former communist country.
Stayed here in December 2004 on first visit to Prague first class
hotel. Location may not suit some but ideal for those who do not
mind a 2 minute trip to by metro to get into the hub of things.
Breakfast better than most European establishments. I work in the
industry so have lots to compare to. That good I have booked to return
this year in March for my second visit.
This is generally a nice hotel. Our room at the fifth floor was of adequate size and nicely furnished. It was clean and well equipped, although sometimes they did not replenish the mini bar and the coffee/tea facilities and we had to ask for whatever was missing.
Hotel was great 10-15 mins walk to the castle, another 10 from there to the Charles Bridge. Also 15 mins bus ride from airport on the 119 bus.
The subway, Dejvicka, is right outside and takes you wherever you want to go and is like 10p a ride, very very cheap, and frequent clean & safe.
The rooms were clean & tidy we paid £45 a room per night,
Breakfast was nice.
Didnt try the hotel facilities though, but staff were friendly, and helpful.
You'll enjoy Prague from this hotel.
Good but expensive
If you don't want to be in town, the Hotel Diplomat is a good choice. It is comfortable and the service is very good. I was impressed that my deluxe room had an electrical outlet for 110-volt appliances, so that I could plug in my American laptop and recharge my palm pilot and iPod without converters or transformers. My room also had an internt connection and the hotel provided me with a logon and password for a local ISP so that I could work easily from my room.
It's expensive, though, especially given Prague prices. My room wasn't anywhere near $100 a night (as a previous reviewer stated) -- more like $240.
I was very pleased with the Diplomat Hotel. If you are looking for a hotel that is not in the center of the city and want an area that is a little quieter, I recommend this hotel. The rooms were a good size and clean, and the breakfast buffet had a pretty wide variety. You're steps away from the metro, so it's easy to get around the city. The only problem I had was how smoky it becomes in the lobby from the cigarettes. But you're in Europe, so it's expected.
We found this hotel online and got a room for under $100 a night in September. It was one of the best hotels I've stayed at anywhere, and I'd highly recommend it. My boyfriend was really worried about going to Prague because he considered the Czech Republic to be more of a second world country. He was very relieved when we arrived at the hotel.